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Executive Brief - July 25 2013 - NAEM Executive Brief
NAEM Executive Brief July 25, 2013

"The test of leadership is not to put greatness into humanity, but to elicit it, for the greatness is already there." - James Buchanan, 15th President of the United States

New EPA chief will take on sweeping climate agenda
Gina McCarthy will have no time to ease into her role. She's charged with sweeping crackdowns on pollution from power plants, an expansion of GHG regulations, and steps to stem the increasingly controversial water pollution problems caused by coal and minerals mining. Her work as EPA administrator may determine whether Obama's legacy on climate change is a historic shift in carbon pollution or a fizzled effort, lost to lawsuits and bureaucratic fumbling. Read more...

Environmental Issues No Longer a Low Impact Business Risk
Recent research found that the environmental costs of business are costing the global economy $7.3 trillion a year. The ability of companies to continue to externalize all of these costs is diminishing as governments find it increasingly difficult to manage them. Read more...

Use Catalytic Questioning to Solve Significant Problems
Here's a look at a systematic approach to uncovering the right questions; those that start to unlock entirely different solutions and perspectives. The method, Catalytic Questioning, incorporates five simple, unconventional steps to help change our questions and creatively solve significant problems. Read more...

EPA Releases Upgrade of Energy Star Portfolio Tool
The U.S. EPA announced the release of an upgrade to its popular online energy management and tracking tool, Energy Star Portfolio Manager. The new Energy Star Portfolio Manager delivers a more user-friendly interface, enhanced data-sharing capabilities, better reporting, and for the first time, the ability to manage buildings across their lifecycle from design through occupancy. Read more...

Brazil's 'dirty list' names companies involved in slave labor
Brazil has created the "dirty list", which publicly names almost 300 companies, from major brands to small enterprises, who have been found to be profiting from slave labor. While on it, they can't obtain credit from government and private banks and are boycotted by those who have signed on to a national pact. It has proven to be an effective model that other countries may follow. Read more...

Senate Confirms Thomas Perez as Secretary of Labor
Perez, who was confirmed on July 18, has been called a "consensus builder" by President Obama. Perez comes from the Department of Justice, where he headed DOJ's Civil Rights Division. Prior to joining DOJ, Perez served as secretary for Maryland's Department of Labor, Licensing and Regulation, where he helped implement the country's first statewide living-wage law. Read more...

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NAEM’s 2017 Calendar Features Latest Practices, New Formats, Fresh Ideas

January 5, 2017

Today NAEM announced its 2017 conference calendar, focused on the latest management challenges and emerging practices for environment, health and safety (EHS) and sustainability leaders. "Because the EHS&S field continues to evolve along with the spectrum of risks it manages, NAEM's 2017 calendar was developed to be timely and relevant to the needs of those leading these programs within companies," said Executive Director Carol Singer Neuvelt.

Corporate EHS & Sustainability Leaders to Participate in Platte River Cleanup in Denver for 2016 NAEM Day of Service

October 11, 2016

When NAEM joins the Greenway Foundation for a cleanup along the South Fork of the Platte River in downtown Denver later this month, its efforts will be powered by environmental, safety and sustainability leaders from companies such as Toyota Motor North America Inc., Procter & Gamble Co., Lockheed Martin Corp., Bose Corp. and The WhiteWave Foods Co.

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